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Well-Rounded Effort Pushes Men's Lacrosse to Best-Ever Start

Well-Rounded Effort Pushes Men's Lacrosse to Best-Ever Start

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Randolph had 11 different players score in a 18-4 rout of Southern Virginia today at WildCat Stadium.

With the win, Randolph moves to its first-ever 3-0 start in program history.

In the blink of an eye, the WildCats jumped out to an early lead, as sophomore Andrew Gleitz (Plymouth, Ind./Culver Military Academy) put the WildCats up just 40 seconds into the contest.

First-year Mitch MacDonald (Midlothian, Va./Christchurch) added another under a minute later to double the lead.

After first-year Shane Soghomonian (Gaithersburg, Md./Watkins Mill) made the lead three, SVU (0-6) scored its only goal of the first quarter to cut the edge to 3-1.

In the final 8:53 of the first quarter, six different WildCats scored a goal apiece, led by senior John Grundy Jr. (Warrenton, Va./Battlefield).

Gleitz was credited with the goal after a SVU miscue, then first-years Ryan Campbell (Lynchburg, Va./Jefferson Forest), Graham Southwick (Apex, N.C./Middle Creek) and Scott Wilkinson (Glen Allen, Va./Patrick Henry) all added goals making the lead 8-1.

With 16 seconds left in the frame, sophomore Andrew Risse (Annandale, Va./Annandale) closed the first quarter scoring.

Out of the break, the WildCats remained hot, scoring three goals in 1:25, with three more new faces scoring.

Senior Colton Wood (Chula Vista, Calif./Otay Ranch) started the rally, followed by markers from first-year Mitch MacDonald (Midlothian, Va./Christchurch) and sophomore Corey Nehlig (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Twp.).

SVU scored two straight, but Gleitz ended that rally and closed the first half's scoring.

Wood, Grundy and Campbell each tallied goals in a span of 44 seconds later in the third, with senior Cam Garrison (Plymouth, Ind./Culver Military Academy) scoring Randolph's final two goals.

Randolph was aided by a domination at the faceoff spot with 23-of-26 going to the WildCats. Grundy won all 12 faceoffs he participated in.

"I think the team played really well," Campbell said after the game. "We came together and possessed the ball and played the way coach wanted us to."

Randolph will next host Olivet on Wednesday at 7 p.m.